Hey Buckeyes… Looking for dog-friendly restaurants in Columbus? Check out the list of our top favorites!
If you live in the greater Columbus, OH, area with your sweet pooch, you'll naturally be looking for dog-friendly things to do. And if you love eating as much as we do, you'll be happy to know that there are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries in Columbus. After all, Columbus is known for being the go-to "test area" for new restaurants. So there's always tons of delicious options on the market. But which ones are the pet-friendliest? We'll give you our thoughts in the list below.
Looking for other fun, dog-friendly things to do? Check out this article about the best dog parks and off-leash areas in Columbus, OH. You and your pup will have fun for hours! But if you're too busy or not physically able to go to the park or a restaurant with your dog, we'll help you find the top local pet care services near you. Click here for the best local cat sitters, dog walkers, and pet sitters in Columbus. Your little furbaby will get plenty of love, attention, and playtime.
Now, if you're ready for some delicious grub with your pup, let's get onto the list.
The 14 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Breweries, and Bars in Columbus, OH:
- The Crest
- Fourth Street Taproom & Kitchen
- Hofbrauhaus Columbus Brewery & Restaurant
- Katzinger's Delicatessen
- Land-Grant Brewing Co.
- Local Cantina
- Northstar Cafe
- Seventh Son Brewing
- Tommy's Diner
- Winans Chocolates + Coffees
Bodega — Short North Arts District
Located in the Short North Arts District, the Bodega has been a local favorite for over nine years. They have delicious food and craft beers that customers come from miles around to try. In addition to having a dog-friendly patio, they also offer "$1 Grilled Cheese Mondays," a daily happy hour, and Sunday Night Trivia.
BrewDog — Short North Arts District
The BrewDog has many locations, but probably the most popular one is located in the exciting Short North Arts District. If you haven't heard of this brewery, you definitely have to check it out! It's actually "the world's first craft beer hotel, where you can wake up inside a brewery." And it's called the "Doghouse." In addition to having a specific hotel/brewery combo., they also have mini-hotels located above their other BrewDog locations. And they call these their "BrewDog Kennels." Do these people love dogs, or what?! Their hotel rooms are beautiful, and of course, dog-friendly.
The Crest — Clintonville
The Crest has a menu inspired by cuisine from around the world. And they strive to use the best local and global ingredients while keeping in mind the sustainable impact on their local community. "Our vision is to help creative minds and gardens grow together, nurturing our neighborhood by providing a cozy spot that offers classic comfort fare with a twist." They only use fresh, quality ingredients. And they provide a relaxing outdoor patio for you and your pup to enjoy together.
Fourth Street Taproom & Kitchen — University District
Fourth Street is one of the most popular bars in Columbus. They have a lunch and dinner menu, draft beers, and other specialty drinks. Plus, an extensive brunch menu on the weekends from 11 am-3 pm, and even a late-night menu for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday, and Saturdays. This dog-friendly restaurant and bar has outdoor seating for you and your pup to hang out together. Just keep in mind that Fourth Street usually has a younger, party crowd at night.
Gresso's — Merion Village
Gresso's is definitely a dog-friendly bar with an outdoor patio where your furry best friend can hang out with you. Their outdoor patio is very chill and relaxing during the day. But things can get pretty lively at night. They offer typical bar food like wings, pizza, burgers, and even Greek gyros. All of their recipes are homemade, and they offer endless drink specials. They even have a special "Tuesday Pups on the Patio" event.
Hofbrauhaus Columbus Brewery & Restaurant — Grandview Heights
Hofbrauhaus says that they are "a place where your group can enjoy great bier, great food and fun times." This dog-friendly brewery makes their craft beers on-site every day. And Hofbrauhaus is so serious about their craft, they say that their beers are "all crafted under the direction of [their] talented Bavarian brewmaster while adhering to Germany's strict purity law." The foods they're known for are their schnitzel, bratwurst, burgers, and their delicious cream puffs.
Katzinger's Delicatessen — German Village
Ohio Magazine called them the "Best Deli." Columbus Dispatch awarded them "Best Corned Beef." And Columbus Monthly called them "A Columbus Institution." This New York-style deli is definitely a must-try. They are more than just a dog-friendly deli. They are also "a specialty foods store featuring artisan cheeses, meats, dry goods and breads." And they even do catering for all of your large event needs.
Land-Grant Brewing Co. — Downtown
Land-Grant Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly Columbus brewery right downtown. Their facility creates 10,000-15,000 lbs. of beer each year. The old brewery was originally built in 1920, but has since been renovated. Land-Grant is very committed to their craft, and to serving their community. They have a large outdoor space where you can enjoy your beer, and your pup can enjoy being by your side.
Local Cantina — Grandview Heights
This local Tex-Mex restaurant makes handcrafted tacos, finely crafted cocktails, and has a special draft rotation, so there's always something new to try! "Our mission is to promote growth within ourselves and our community. To craft a higher standard of food, drink, and service." Dogs are allowed to join you on their pet-friendly patio. So you can hang out with your favorite pup while eating your favorite foods.
Northstar Cafe — Short North Arts District
Northstar Cafe is cozy and classy. They have specialty coffee drinks, plus deliciously fresh sandwiches, burgers, brunches, salads, and baked goods. Oh, and don't forget their flatbread pizzas! This Short North cafe delivers healthy, fresh food in a relaxing, sophisticated atmosphere. "We choose locally grown, organic, and artisan produced foods not only to protect the environment and to support producers whose values are aligned with ours but also so that we are serving the most wholesome and delicious food we can."
Oddfellows — Short North Arts District
Oddfellows is as funky as their name sounds. With funkadelic colors and styles, their decor still incorporates the older character of their building. It's definitely a "community hangout" kind of bar—the type of place where everybody knows your name. Oddfellows has a second location in Cincinnati. And both are extremely dog-friendly! If your pups are well-behaved, they can even come inside with you. And don't forget to check out their Trivia Nights and Happy Hours.
Seventh Son Brewing — Italian Village
Seventh Son Brewing is located in the historic Italian Village, and has been serving its community since 2013. Pups are allowed on their downstairs patio, and they have food trucks every day. Just check out their website for updates. Their outdoor patio is large and cozy with a fun, picnic vibe. And their drink list is unending! Kick back and relax here with your pup and a drink after a long day at work.
Tommy's Diner — Franklinton
This family owned and operated restaurant is dog-friendly, with all your favorite typical diner foods! "Tommy's Diner has been an iconic staple of the Franklinton neighborhood for over 30 years. Tom and Kathy Pappas created this concept with hustle, hard work and a vision of the American dream." They offer daily specials for breakfast and lunch. And they still have the classic red vinyl booths and neon lights. This dog-friendly diner will make you feel like you're part of the family.
Winans Chocolates + Coffees — German Village
Winans is a dog-friendly establishment that is five generations old, and still honors its historic German family traditions. "Offering an abundance of fresh, natural, hand made chocolates and candies perfect for gift giving or your own enjoyment." And in addition to their awesome chocolates, they also have a full espresso bar as well as single-origin coffee brews. Whether you live in Columbus, or you're just visiting, this needs to be a special spot for you and your pooch to visit.
Try All of the Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Columbus
Ok… Now you've had the chance to read all about the top dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries in Columbus, OH. So what are you waiting for?! It's time to pick up your pup, take the day—or week—off, and try them all!